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Building a successful open source business model  -  Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl Building a successful open source business model - Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl Presentation Transcript

  • building a successful open source business model Fotis Evangelou (JoomlaWorks) Joomla!Days Netherlands 2010
  • what this talk covers using open source & making a living out of it
  • what this talk does NOT cover becoming flthy rich let's keep something to ourselves :)
  • let's get started
  • there are 2 open source business channels in Joomla!
  • developing Joomla! websites developing Joomla! extensions ...or both
  • steps applying to both cases...
  • step 1 decide what you want & can do establish a working philosophy
  • step 2 engage into open source
  • open source = community
  • step 3 gain exposure contribute back use social media as your marketing tools participate in events
  • steps applying to extension development...
  • step 1 identify real needs & upcoming trends do not re-invent the wheel (unless it's damn better!)
  • step 2 establish your own sub-community
  • step 3 engage your users
  • step 4 don't be frightened of criticism (remain calm & act like a professional)
  • step 5 adapt & innovate ...and don't fade away
  • steps applying to web development...
  • step 1 Using Joomla!? Spread the word!
  • step 2 establish your reputation as an open source specialist
  • thank you and good luck!